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Qiagen to Manufacture Two Sample-Prep Kits for Beckman

NEW YORK, May 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Qiagen will manufacture two DNA purification kits for Beckman Coulter, which will sell them with its nucleic acid preparation platform, Qiagen said yesterday.


The two customized kits will use Qiagen's Qiaamp technology to purify viral nucleic acids from serum and plasma, and to purify genomic DNA from blood samples.


Beckman will sell the kits for use with its Vidiera NsP nucleic acid sample preparation platform.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.